BAD BOYS 3 is Set To Start Shooting Early Next Year
Sony Pictures is getting ready to move forward with the third film in the Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys For Life. According to Variety, the studio is on the verge of greenlighting the movie that will reunite franchise stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as the two Miami PD’s most infamous police officers.
The movie was originally supposed to be directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces), then he dropped out and was replaced by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who previously worked on FX’s show Snowfall.
According to the report, the most recent script, which was written by Chris Bremner (The Wedding Ringer) has been approved by the producers and they are hoping to start production in early 2019 with a release by Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2020.
Apparently the script that was turned in offers the “right mixture of action set pieces and laughs.” We don’t know what the story of that script entails, but Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch teases that it’s “next-level great” and also talks about the new directors brought on board, saying:
“These guys are amazing. They loved the first movies, but they’re not afraid to change things up.”
Sony Pictures has been trying to get this project off the ground for years, so it’s good to see that it’s finally seeing some real movement. Hopefully it works out this time and that these directors will deliver something totally awesome that fans will enjoy.
I had a blast watching Michael Bay’s first two Bad Boys movies and I’m curious and excited to see how this next chapter in the story turns out. Especially since it’s been about 15 years since the last movie was released.